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Flower Arranging with Carl Larese

Carl Larese Flower Arranging at Neighborhood Art House

Here is your chance to learn the basics of flower arranging with one of Erie's best known experts! Join us for a special workshop with Carl Larese of Larese Floral Design as he teaches the basics and guides participants to create their own floral arrangements. All flowers and materials are provided. Class size is limited, so register NOW using the on-line form provided here or by calling the Neighborhood Art House office, (814) 455-5508.

When: Oct 23 at 6:30 pm

Around the Art House

Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts
Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts - Sharon BannonNeighborhood Art House Debbie Sementelli and studentNeighborhood Art House Gardeners at Taste of the ArtsStage performances by NAH hoop dancers
Neighborhood Art House student musicians entertained at Taste of the Arts.Denise Robison Mullen visits with friends at the Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts.Neighborhood Art House caterer Sabella's provides amazing settings for their food stations.Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts Silent Auction Experience Packages
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Welcome to our Circle sang the children just as they do every day before they begin their classes.

Upwards of three hundred Neighborhood Art House supporters joined the faculty and children to celebrate this year's Taste of the Arts. Many took advantage of the opportunity to mingle with the children who offered musical selections on piano or violin, described the various framed art pieces for sale, or demonstrated what they were learning in some of their classes.

Lisa Chinsky and Annalynn Shuttleworth, co-chairpersons, and the TOA planning committee, had designed the evening to encourage interaction among children, faculty and guests as they explored what a day at the Art House might involve. Sabella's Catering provided four fabulous food stations each decorated to depict one of the Art House's curricular strands.

The stage program, expertly emceed by Sean Lafferty of WJET/FOX 66, featured several performances in dance and the premier showing of a new Neighborhood Art House Video that was produced, filmed and directed by volunteers from Erie Insurance: Ed Bernik, Creative Director; Amanda Lane, Producer; Jason Stewart, Camera; Jen Cassano, Graphics; and Mike Grimm, Editing.

One of the highlights of the evening was the live-auction of a mirror framed in an arrangement of jewelry assembled by ten-year-old Raniyah Smith, this year's Featured Artist. Under the direction of her teacher, Mrs. Sharon Bannon, Raniyah had disassembled hundreds of pieces of costume jewelry, then selected and placed each one to form a unique piece worthy of any home.

Aside from student artwork for sale, the Art House received donations from local professional artists for the silent auction. Contributors included Jo Clark, Evan Everhart, Armando Reyes, Mary Hamilton, Vitus Kaiser, Eric Schwartz, Sam Ward, Becky Kathman, Mary Kay Geary, Barbara J. Hauck and the recently deceased Bill Hess. This year, to the excitement of the bidders, four "experience packages" were part the silent auction; contributors included Culinary Therapy (Michelle Tobin), Annalynn Shuttleworth, Lisa Chinsky, Mary Kay Geary, Cali's West, and Anne Wessel

We are grateful to our major sponsors: Eriez Manufacturing; Humes Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram; Reed Manufacturing and the Erie Community Foundation, to all of our sponsors and to all those who made this, the 21st annual Taste of the Arts, possible.

  • Relief Print. Itzel (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Evelyn (age 13) - 2018

  • Mixed Media Mosaic. Raniyah (age 10) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Kallan (age 10) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Emilia (age 12) - 2017

  • Cut Paper Collage. Janiesha (age 9) - 2018

  • Tempera Painting. Borhan (age 8) - 2018

  • Painted Clay Sculpture. Guadalupe (age 12) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Sergey (age 9) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Samantha (age 13) - 2018

  • Reductive Relief Print. Teajanae (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Nhu (age 10) - 2018

  • Watercolor Painting. Marcus (age 7) - 2018

Coming Events

October 23 at 6:30 pm

Adult Enrichment Program

Classes - 2018 Fall Term

Neighborhood Art House Fall Classes begin Sept 4

Registration Forms are now available for the 2018 Fall Term that begins September 4. They can be picked-up at the Neighborhood Art House office, 201 East 10th Street or downloaded as a pdf. The 2018 Fall Schedule is the class registration form. One must be submitted for each child being registered. Only one 2018 Fall Participation Agreement is to be completed for the entire family.

Students ages 7 - 14 are welcome to sign up for classes every day, Monday through Friday, or may select the particular days and class periods that they will attend.

2:45 - 3:00 Snack and Gathering
3:00 - 3:45 1st Class
3:45 - 4:30 2nd Class
4:30 - 5:15 3rd Class

Please be aware that registrations are processed in the order in which they have been received. As classes fill, your child's second or third class choice will be used. At times, even these are filled. We will do our best to place each child according to his/her preferences. Register early to increase the likelihood that you child will be placed in classes that have been chosen.

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Contact Information

Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Telephone: (814) 455-5508
Fax: (814) 480-8942

Sister Annette Marshall, OSB
Executive Director

Sister Peg Pilewski, OSB
Program Director

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942